Atlanta Has A Pretty Big Presence In The Marvel Universe

Marvel movies have been filming in Atlanta since 2014.
Marvel movies have been filming in metro Atlanta since 2014.
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Marvel hero Spider-Man has been all over metro Atlanta. Black Panther, too. Ant-Man is practically a native.

And they aren’t the only ones. The metro area has been a hub for Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) heroes ever since Pinewood Atlanta Studios opened in Fayetteville in 2014.

Most Marvel fans in the city are familiar with the heroes’ stomping grounds (there’s even a tour). But for the uninitiated or the plain curious, we thought we’d take a look back in a comprehensive listing of Marvel movie filming locations in and around metro Atlanta (and maybe a bit beyond).

The list has ant-sized bookends, starting at the end of phase II (the MCU has an intricate road map broken up in to phases) with “Ant-Man,” and going through “Ant-Man and the Wasp.”

Thor: Ragnarok” used Pinewood Atlanta but chose Australia as a backdrop, so it was not included. Neither were “Captain Marvel” — shot almost exclusively in Los Angeles — and “Doctor Strange” — mainly New York and overseas. We’ll all have to wait for the phase III-ending “Avengers: Endgame.”

Some of these movies are years old, but we’re still obligated to say:

*Spoilers Below*

Compiled by a somewhat Marvel obsessed editor by both rewatching the movies and checking sources like MovieLocations.com, Explore Georgia and MCU Location ScoutIf you think we missed anything, let us know here!

Ant-Man

Scott Lang (Ant-Man’s alter ego) and the gang made it cool.

While the movie was set in San Francisco (and filmed some scenes there), it’s base studio was Pinewood Atlanta, and it had location shoots in more than a few places around the city.

It’s not just cool points Atlanta got for having landmarks pop up in this movie; the production hired 3,500 Georgians and spent more than $100 million in the state during filming, according to the Fayette Citizen.


 

Captain America: Civil War

This installment saw discord sowed among our heroes, and led to a split that was still present in Infinity War.

It also spent $60 million in Georgia and saw more than 2,000 residents employed while filming at Pinewood Atlanta, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

It’s set in Berlin; Lagos, Nigeria; Vienna and more exotic locales.

Check out how many of the places in the film were actually in and around Atlanta.


 

Guardians Of the Galaxy Vol. 2

The Guardians are mostly in space or on planets in far-flung galaxies, but when the movie came to earth?

Well, the audience is mostly seeing Georgia.

There aren’t a lot of locations on the map above, but that didn’t stop the movie from spending a whopping $100 million in the state, according to the AJC.

Click through to see if you recognize anything.


 

Spider-Man: Homecoming

This one takes the cake for most locations in the metro area. It shot a lot in downtown Atlanta, at Grady High School, and … well, we won’t step on the map.

The film spent $66 million in Georgia, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Unfortunately for the state, the next Spider Man film was shot overseas.

Click through the map above to see how Atlanta masqueraded as New York (and D.C. and even India).


 

Black Panther

This one is not news to anyone. We mean, this happened:

But, we made the map anyway, because we don’t pass up opportunities to watch and talk about “Black Panther.” As, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the film spent more than $70 million in Georgia — and broke numerous box office records — we feel OK about that.

Check out the map and see if you spot any surprises.


 

Avengers: Infinity War

It broke our hearts, but also seriously padded Georgia’s coffers.

“Avengers: Infinity War” spent a titan-like $182 million in the state, and employed more than 3,000 Georgians, the Business Chronicle reported.

Most of the locations for this one are less than recognizable — it was set in New York and space after all. But, click through to see what you can see.


 

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Scott Lang and the gang were back last year — on the big screen and in Georgia (in 2017).

There’s fewer metro locations this time around, but it still showed the area some love to the tune of $63 million, 11Alive reported.

Check out the map to see where this production stopped in the area.